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Pontifical academy concerned about neo-populism

April 14, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: “Many nations are threatened by populism fueled by the media and fake news,” the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences said in its overview of a webinar on Pope Francis’s third encyclical letter, Fratelli tutti. “In some contexts, the basic human rights to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, expression and association are not respected.” The Vatican’s Dicastery for Communication has highlighted one of the speeches, “Fratelli tutti and the challenge of neo-populism,” by Rodrigo Guerra L√≥pez.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Apr. 14, 2021 9:26 AM ET USA

    The author of the cited address comes across as a foolish, even ignorant, child when he lumps Trump, Orban, and Bolsonaro in with true caudillos. These 3 leaders have suffered constant criticism by the Vatican at all levels. Yet, how many innocents did these leaders order murdered, starved, or otherwise oppressed through fascist or Communist subversions of human rights? Their main crimes against the governing elite were to reverse the advance of socialism and to protect Christianity from leftism